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i360 sends Medications and Portable Ultrasound to Rural Hospital in Zimbabwe

We were asked by Dr. Paul Thistle, a Canadian surgeon working in Karanda Hospital in Zimbabwe to help with the critical need of medications as well as a much needed portable ultrasound for their hospital. NOTE FROM Dr. Paul Thistle. “… Using the new portable ultrasound. I can even count digits on the baby. Many thanks to i360 and the Singh family; Artaj, Judy and Elyana.” Karanda Hospital is a rural hospital serving a large under serviced population.  The hospital does about 2,000 deliveries per year and about 3500 surgeries at […]

i360 Provides Funding to Protect Children in India from Human Traffickers

i360 is a proud funding partner in the EFI-Children At Risk Program in India. This program seeks to effectively address the complex issue of human trafficking by way of a multi-pronged objective and strategy that includes an understanding, based on research, of socio-economic and external factors which lead to a flourishing of trafficking networks in the 2 districts of Rauxal and Khatihaar in Bihar India. . The Ultimate Goal: To respond to, prevent and protect victims of trafficking by equipping and engaging local churches and communities to improve the quality of […]

BE A BRIDGE – A Walking World Fundraiser – RAISED $51,300.00

  THANK YOU, THANK YOU Initiative 360 – Take it Global and Bridging the Gap Africa are excited to announce that the BE A BRIDGE - A Walking World Fundraiser RAISED OVER $51,300.00. Funds raised by this initiative are being used to rebuild a footbridge that was washed away by a raging river. Because of your help, once again girls will be connected to the resources that will empower them to fulfill their dreams of a better and brighter future. The new and improved bridge design will increase access to the Kakenya Centre […]

Initiative 360 – Take it Global Provides “BIG LIFT” To Ecuador Earthquake Relief

1.74 MILLION DOLLARS of medicine were airlifted to Ecuador thanks to Initiative 360. A significant mobilization of medical relief arrived in Ecuador late last week via Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) thanks to a major donation from Initiative 360-Take it Global. “Initiative 360- Take it Global (i360) provided the critical funding to get a significant donation from Apotex airlifted to Ecuador,” says Denis St-Amour, President of HPIC. “This is a wonderful donation that will really help the people of Ecuador. The medicines are a perfect match for the needs […]

Delivering health and hope in Zimbabwe

Saturday, April 5, 201410:18:20 EDT AM Niagara Falls physician Dr. Artaj Singh recently returned from a humanitarian trip to Zimbabwe Dr. Artaj Singh knows it’s the little things in life that can make a big difference. The Niagara Falls physician recently returned from Zimbabwe where he delivered a life-saving medicine that, although readily available in Canada, is a rare commodity in the African nation. At the capital’s largest hospital, premature babies were dying at an alarming rate. Many babies who are born prematurely suffer breathing difficulties as their lungs are […]

Dr. Artaj Singh Appointed Chair Of Health Partners International

In the first few weeks in his new position as Chair of Health Partners International of Canada, Dr. Artaj Singh was in Zimbabwe visiting HPIC project partners. “We met with the Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals to see how we could better serve their network of 125 hospitals and clinics across the country,” Dr. Singh said, adding “we also met with a key partner in the publication of an updated Neonatal Handbook by Zimbabwean university pediatricians to facilitate better mother and child care.” HPIC has a few different projects in […]

March 2013 Zimbabwe Trip Report – Charting The Way Forward

Dr. Gregory Fritz, Tim Windsor, Chris Windsor Trip Dates: 3 March to 20 March 2013 March 5-8 Foundations for Farming, CHAMPS Conference at Resthaven Retreat, Harare Foundations for Farming has three decades of experience in farming methods that bring high yields to subsistence farmers. Their work and methods are well known through Zimbabwe and beyond. GF attended this conference with the hope to learn more about their methodology and to meet the key people. He was not disappointed. They taught theory, demonstrated methods, and mingled with the several dozen attendees. […]

I360 And Our Partners Training Caregivers To Save More Mothers And Babies In Zimbabwe – Sept 2012

Forty healthcare workers have fanned out across Zimbabwe equipped with best practices in the provision of emergency obstetrical care. “Moved by the dire statistics on maternal and infant mortality in Zimbabwe, HPIC brought together a whole network of partners to make this first training in Zimbabwe happen,” said Glen Shepherd, President of HPIC. HPIC sponsored the ALARM International Program, a course in Emergency Obstetrical and Neonatal Care (EmONC) developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. It was given Sept. 17-22 in Harare in partnership with the Zimbabwean […]

Zimbabwe Trip Report – APRIL 2012 – SEEING IT WITH OUR OWN EYES

APRIL 2012 – Eddie Mushayandebvu – i360 friend and partner. I would like to thank all those who took time from their busy schedule to plan for our trip to Zimbabwe, those who received us so warmly in their homes, providing for us and showing us this amazing work in Zimbabwe. This indeed has been a life changing trip for my family and me. We confirmed everything that we had heard about Foundations for Farming and the Zimbabwe Trumpet Call. I set out on this adventurous trip with my wife […]

May 2011 – Dr. A Singh, Returned To Zimbabwe

May 2011 – Dr. A Singh, returned to Zimbabwe. He travelled with Glen Shepherd, CEO of Health Partners International. The following was accomplished: 1) Inspected the borehole and new water supply established at the Rusape prison and surrounding community. It is making a major difference in the lives and health of hundreds of people. Work is being followed up by the Zimbabwean GFV Trust. Since the water supply has been established, as a result new agricultural initiatives have been implemented by the prison with prisoners doing the labour and community […]